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Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
secrets from u.s. companies and hacking into government sites. >> this is an espionage operation run by the chinese people's liberation army and it's targeting a broad swath of western organizations. >> reporter: among the most troubling targets, american infrastructure sites, including water treatment plants, transportation control centers, pipelines and power grids. >> the only reason you would want to get into the control system for the power grid is to cause damage, destruction and disruption. >> reporter: among the many corporate targets of the chinese hackers, according to u.s. officials, lockheed martin, the country's largest defense contractor and the maker of the f-35 jet fighter. u.s. officials say, not surprisingly, the chinese version of the plane has some distinct similarities. >> it's costing, according to u.s. intelligence, hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of u.s. jobs every year. >> reporter: the white house today confirmed the severity, although not the details, of the chinese cyber espionage. >> we have repeatedly raised our concerns at the highest
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
ring involving 140 u.s. companies. attorney general says it has a far reaching affect. >> companies in silicon valley added over 42,000 jobs recording a growth rate more than three times that of u.s. economy as a whole. as any corporate leaders in this room can attest, this is a double edged sword. >> white house insists this is not linked to any specific government but says it will apply trade sanctions to discourage any trade secrets theft. >> families of high school students being warned after a eh a blood infection. a 27-year-old diagnosed and it affects the blood. the prints pal alerted them to that infection. officials say there is no outbreak. >> the disease is spread by close contact, me coughing right on you. it's not spread across the room. >> and the doctor posted information symptoms include high fear, vomiting and a stiff neck.[yq we're told the student is doing better. >> police looking for more witnesses and other possible victims in the case of a ta tae kwondo of instructor. he is free on bond. he's worked at the same redwood city academy for 12 years, investigators
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
at civic auditorium. >> still ahead, iran releases video of a downed u.s. drone and what the pentagon is saying about the video. >> boeing 787 dreamliner makes the first test flight since being grounded. >> new this morning, iran claims they have decoded footage from a downed u.s. drone. take a look. a man identified as a member of iran's military narrated the black and white footage on iran state tv. the pentagon has not commented on the video. iran said they took down the drone in december of 2011 in northeast iran. at time u.s. officials admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the fl
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Feb 7, 2013 1:40am PST
the u.s. anti-doping agency. armstrong had been faced with a deadline to testify or lose his last chance at break on his lifetime ban from sports. in a just-released statement, usada wrote -- we have been in talks with mr. arm strorng and we understand that he does want to be part of the solution to clean up the sport of cycling. the sudden change comes on the heels of an abc news exclusive. our report that according to a high level source, agents are actively investigating armstrong or obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, for allegedly threatening people who dared tell the truth about his cheating. a case reignited by his recent confession to oprah. >> i didn't invent the culture. >> mm-hmm. >> but i didn't try to stop the culture. >> reporter: if charges are ultimately filed, the consequences could be severe. >> these are serious potential crimes. you're talking about possible sentences, up to five, ten years. >> reporter: the pressures against armstrong are immense, and include civil claims that could cost him tens of millions. anti-doping officials say they're givi
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if dorner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we night never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. >>> but we move next here to the great blizzard, gathering strength and poised to break bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's meteorologist ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use as we prepare for this majo
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
were works of fiction, the claim states. u.s. doping authorities have given armstrong a two-week window to come in and talk to them. we'll see. on the possible upside for armstrong, the hope that cooperating with authorities now will somehow give him a break and help out with some of his other, many, legal problems. george? >> good work breaking that investigation news. >>> we're going to turn, now, to washington, where america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed overnight to give lawmakers a secret legal memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senato
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
bridge relations between the u.s. and china. abc7 news reporter alan wang has a preview. >> 8,000 tera cotta warriors have been unearthed, but this is the only general. >> i enjoyed looking at the faces. they are all different. >> tonight was the gala opening of the exhibit that coincides with the last public appearance before returning to china. he hopes the exhibit will strengthen u.s.-chinese relations and attract more american students to his country. >> how many people from the private sector are supporting these initiatives? >> only a few war yes, -- warriors are visiting the u.s. they were created by artists some 2,000 years ago after china's first emperor unified the seven waring states and requested a terra-cotta army for his afterlife. there are hundreds of archers, but only one with green paints on his face. historians believe he was a military specialist who could communicate with divine spirits. >> the other warriors are specialists that are for the future of the battle. >> if you went to china to see the actual dig, you would have to stand at least 30 feet away from these
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Feb 13, 2013 12:35am PST
. >> reporter: 33-year-old dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves honorably discharged just 11 days ago, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online, and wednesday he attempted, unsuccessfully, to hijack a boat in san diego. >> he pointed a handgun at the victim, who is an 81-year-old male, and demanded the boat. >> reporter: then thursday dorner allegedly shot three police officers in riverside county, killing one and wounding the others. 34-year-old riverside officer michael crain, a married father of two, was killed in the attack. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officers crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county, and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto, where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing "when the truth comes out, the killing stops
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Feb 14, 2013 4:30am PST
airway shareholders leaving u.s. travel dominated by four more jail airlines. the american, united, delta and southwest. they would control three 40s of all airline traffic in the country. >> and the weather outside, i would put five bucks on delays flying into sfo. >> you are saying the weather is frightful in. >> fogful. >> fogful. >> okay, register that and trade man it. here is a look at what is going on, milder this morning. we have mid-30's around santa rosa and novato. everyone else including napa, is in the upper 30's to mid 40's. san francisco is at 47. san jose is at 42. we will hang out in the mid-30's to mid-40's with fog around the north bay and parts of the bay shoreline through 7:00. it will fade quickly. we will see sunshine faster today and temperatures will be nearing 60 by lunch hour. if you are headed out for an early dinner we have sunshine and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's and clear and mild for evening festivities on valentine's day and low-to-mid 50's. not a heavy coat needed this time. a warmest day tomorrow will be in the mid 60's to 70 again, and
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Feb 26, 2013 1:05am PST
might try to kidnap u.s. tourist. nobody is sure what happened to the couple the threat enough for local high school to cancel student trip to peru. video on peru television shows hand and neal taking a bus to lima on january 26. about the time they vanished facebook activity suddenly stopped. >> just hanging in there you don't know what you don't know. by faith holding on that they are okay. >>reporter: from the home in concord, hands family keeping an eye on any tip and information about the case. >> somebody knows where they are. and we want them to come home safely. anything anybody can do to help to us get them home safely we appreciate. >>reporter: oakland couple both 25 years old on 6 month bike tour of the region. spokesperson for the state department says peru authorities report the 2 were seen in the amazon renal as late as midy february. nobody knows their status the threat of rid napping in peru prompted 2 east bay hay school to ns ka el student trips. bentley school in lafayette has hosted trips to pe are you in the pas past. but two week ago they pulled the plug on th
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
then shot himself. >>> it looks like the u.s. is preparing to strike back amid allegations about those massive cyber attacks being blamed on china. the white house will reportedly lay out aggressive steps today to fight the cyber crimes. the report comes after a security firm identified the shanghai building as the headquarters for china's military hackers, accused of stealing secrets from u.s. companies and government sites. >>> union workers are rallying, urging congress to avoid the looming budget cuts. yesterday, president obama brought cops and firefighters to the white house to warn emergency workers they'll be the first to go if those cuts take effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. >>> but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general john allen who was nominated to be nato s
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
judge ruled the lawsuit wasm+7ev moot after the u.s. fih and wildlife service determined maintenance would not harm the animals. >> tailor farms recalling it's baby spinach because of fears of e coally contamination sold as full circle organic ask other names in other states. it comes in 16 ounce tray was a best buy date of 2-24-2013. >> a consumer group wants the federal government to control how much sugar is in beverages americans drink saying soda and other sugar drinks have unsafe levels of high fructose corn syrup. a typical bottle of soda has about 16 added teaspoons and does not recommend maximum levels but agencies say three teaspoon saz safe limit. the petition has a backing of 10 major cities. including boston and los angeles. >> american airlines and u.s. to become the world's biggest carrier. boards just aproufed the merger late today according to sources. the merged company will operate under the american airlines name but u.s. airways ceo will run it. a formal announcement is expected tomorrow morning. >> thousands of people booking cruises aboard the carnival triumph.
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
level. >> usda estimates 18% of all steaks and roasts in the u.s. are tenderized including meat sold in stores but according to one trade group that 18% is a lowest mitt. the north american meat association says they surveyed just one part of the market. hot yet trade and found 80% to 90% of the beef there is mechanically tenderized. and say sez the industry won't commit without a right after this tok study. >> we're not trod say whether or not anything different would be done. >> there have been recalled neat was tenderized and in cases marinated here in the u.s.. data from american meet institute lists six recalls. during the latest, at least 21 people got sick in 16 states including california z that is the bottom line for whistle blower groups like food integrity campaign. >> it's been associated with illness. still arks apparently not enough illness to justify a simple label. a simple label. so consumers can make informed decisions about what they eat. >> it's been almost a year since sending the propose yl to the white house. both sides say they're gearing up. now, your best bet i
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
believing they were just out of wi-fi or internet but then, u.s. state department issued a warning. >> we see that the u.s. embassy posted a warning to us us citizens that there is substantial evidence criminal activity of kidnapping u.s. sit sins in the month of february. >> there is no indication or information that that is what happened to the cuppem but that is a concern. garrett traveled around the world according to his family, and they're confident that he has the experience and ability to get through whatever night be happening that. said, the family is worried, and it's grow big the day. >> there is still no sign of a missing family lost in the pacific ocean. they've off the coast
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
around two of the busiest stations could be easier. >> also, former u.s. navy seal reportedly killed the worl's most-wanted terrorist sharing his story about the raid on bin laden's compound. yes says military abandoned him. >> i'm michael finney. what do you do when buying a voucher for a daily deal and not everything is in the small print. is that false >>> former naif eye seal says he capitol hill kiled osama bin laden is talking about taking down the world's most wanted man and now, he says he feels the u.s. military abandoned him. he is identified only as the shooter. the man left the military last year says he's unemployed and worried about providing for his family. also describing may, 2011 mission that led to bin laden's death. >> the shooter rolled into the bedroom on the righthand side and right there faced osama bin laden less than a foot from his gun. and shot him there. three times in the forhead. >> the shooter now suffers from both mental and physical issues and says his disability claim is in limbo. the u.s. navy responded by saying they take seriously responsi
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been some very heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy now defending her cousin, comic melissa mccarthy, and the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief," speaks out. >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to that breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. sporting legend oscar pistorius is making headlines for a very different reason this morning. he's been officially charged with the
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
next year the u.s. war in afghanistan will be over. carolyn? >> mark matthews reporting for us. >>> the first lady's guest list shows how much of a focus jobs are in the president's second term. apple's ceo tim cook was among a group of tech innovators and entrepreneurs. cook has committed to bringing mac computer manufacturing back to the u.s. this year. the republicans had their own guests in the crowd. ted nugent, a representative from texas invited the rock star who is a staunch gun advocate. not to be outdone, nancy pelosi invited singer tony bennett who last week joined chris rock on capitol hill to push for gun control. >>> the state of the union address created a lot of social media buzz, as you can imagine. the most tweeted moment was 42 minutes into the address when he spoke about opportunity for the middle class and minimum wage. twitter reports that members of congress sent 637 tweets. overall a total of 1.36 million tweets about the address and response sent while they were happening compared to 787,000 tweets last year. "nightline" will have more on the state of t
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
admitted it in a recent interview with oprah. he was cleared of charges by the u.s. attorney in southern california last year. but the abc news story said no one is speaking for the justice department. >> four villages in the solomon islands were hit by a 5' tsunami and five people have been reported killed and 70 to 80 homes damaged. police say they expect the death toll to rise. officials say a pair of giant waves hit the western side of santa cruz island following 8.30 earthquake that struck underwater near the solomon islands. the warning was canceled for more distant coasts. >> now, the largest gathering of people in history is getting underway in india. tomorrow, a bay area man will join tens of millions of hindus for the experience of a lifetime . >> this man is a devout hindu and is flying to indian on thursday, for a religious festival that happens once every 12 years. this year, more than 100 million will descend on the area. they will take a dip in the ganges river. >> he is packing light. >> it it is worth any pain for the pilgrimage. >> it has grown dramatically since 2001,
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Feb 15, 2013 1:05am PST
dick has never served a day in any branch of the u.s. military. biggest lie yet came when vest tried to con front dick face-to-face. >> he was the one that actually shot osama bin laden. >>reporter: you bought that. >> no. i knew that this was a charade at that point. there was no question about it. >>reporter: let me talk to you about your navy seal back ground. >> i don't have a navy seal background. >>reporter: you told people that didn't you. >> no i did not. >>reporter: when i tracked him down to southern california last week he wouldn't stop long enough to look at the information i compiled on him. all the phoney facebook pos postings e-mails with tall tal tale. fake discharge papers. the contract he signed with vest guarantee he's a navy see. you have a lane of people claim it you scam them out of a lot of money. >> no. >>reporter: aj next target the carson city, nevada airport. public hearing last may the airport commission thanked mr. is service as u.s. navy seal app granted use of hangar for his new self-defense classes. again, businessed on skills he supposedly learned as
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
cuts from taking effect. the u.s. navy's blue angels could be grind if the scheduled budget sequestration isn't resolved. the parade of ships could also be at risk. fleet week organizers say without those two centerpieces fleet week may not happen. the event draws a million people to the city every year. >> new tonight at 5:00. activists urge president obama to change his priorities when it comes to the environment at rally's in san francisco and across at the country. many who gathered say they supported the president's bid for re-election last fall but feel he needs to stop approval of the keystone xl oil pipeline. the project will link oil fields in canada with the gulf of mexico. >> the pipeline is bringing the dirtiest coal there is through the tows be exported, and it's incredibly dangerous and it's going to increase the amount of car been being burned. >> ama: another rally took place on the national mall in washington, dc. protesters waved banners opposing the keystone pipeline. that group called on president obama and congress to take action on climate change. >>> a
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
billions to the u.s. government as well as to people and businesses hurt by the spill. b.p. has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. >> the national weather service issued blizzard warnings and watches through tonight as a second major storm moves in on the central plains. the winter weather condition across the plains to the east and from new mexico to colorado over the weekend. that area could get another 12" of snow on top of what they got last week. some parts along the gulf coast and the south are warned of possible tornadoes. in utah, driving conditions have been so bad 16 people have crashed into police cruisers so far. >> the picture could not be more opposite here, so calm and sneezing, already, from early spring in. >> the trees are popping with the warm weather. look what we are missing to the east and we are dealing with allergies. >> so sorry! >> bummer! >> good morning, everyone. allergies or driving through snow...what a tradeoff. live doppler 7 hd showing how dry it is this morning. it will remain this way for a while. that is a big story in the forecast. another
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
more about how the merger between american airline lines and u.s. airways will affect if, if you're traveling. >> it's a mixed bag is what it comes down to. consumers lakely to see changes your option likely to be reduced and with decreased competition will comea/0r highr fairs for all passengers of all airlines. lots of good things for those who earn frequent flyer miles. this is travel and life style editor. >> you're not going to lose your miles or any elitexl!g stas you've earned. the programs will merge. >> the new american air lynns will be part of the one world alliance. u.s. airways will be leaving the star alliance. a report shows housing market making a come back a big come back prices rose in january. home sales also increase add cross state. northern california saw a biggest jump since housing crisis began six years ago. let me show you how this breaks down. about 5,000 homes sold in january. that is up 3%. state wide, 29,000 homes were sold. up 2.7%. compared to last year. home prices also shot up in january in bay area median home price was $415,000 get this, up 27% c
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Feb 27, 2013 1:05am PST
very small villages in the jungle. >> they received calls from the peruvian government and the u.s. embassy saying the two had been located. >> i am excited coming from them. that's awesome. that's really awesome. they have been a really big help with everything. i still want to hear my sister's voice. >> reporter: their family was more reserved in concord. >> we have no comment. the only comment is our family is working our butts off. >> reporter: his mother issued a written statement saying until we have proof of life we cannot celebrate these rumors and sight ings. proof of life is my son's voice on the phone and him holding the missing picture. com the couple was spotted in the next day or so. the peruvian official hopes to reach them by hydro plane and bring a satellite phone so they can call family members in california. abc7 news. >>> well, hardly a cloud in the sky, but that could change. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the live doppler 7hd tonight. sandhya? >> yes, dan, and as you mentioned there is not a lot showing up on live doppler 7hd, but things co
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Feb 19, 2013 1:40am PST
nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we are bei
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
down to that region. >>> but first, let's get to that blast at the u.s. embassy in ankara. let's start with pierre. one of the most heavily fortified embassies in the middle east. it happened in the middle of the day. >> reporter: the situation is veried fluid. we're trying to get more details. a blast at the gate to the u.s. embassy. the state department is calling this a terrorist attack. the associated press is reporting that the u.s. ambassador has told reporters there that a guard at the gate was killed. at least one turkish citizen has wounded. they're calling it a suicide bombing. rescue personnel are at the scene. u.s. officials here in washington are pressing to get more information. pierre homegrown islamic terrorists have exploded bombs in istanbul before. any claims of responsibility on this attack? >> reporter: no details on who might have done this. intelligence officials are trying to get to the bottom of this. >>> let's bring in jon karl with the white house reaction to the embassy explosion. jon, in the wake of the benghazi, libya, attack, lot of focus on securit
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Feb 18, 2013 2:00am PST
work in the u.s. and holders could apply for legal residency or a green card within eight years and after being granted a green card they could apply for citizenship. but advocates say they can't fully support the president's proposal. >> i feel like we do support some parts. but some parts we don't. >> they say the plan's major problem is that it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship, and it doesn't adequately deal with future immigrants. republican lawmakers raised some of the same concerns and added others. >> by putting these details out without addressing the future flow and by giving advantage to those who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> marco rubio who is working on a senate plan put out a statement saying this proposal is dead on arrival. the white house says this plan would only be pitched if lawmakers don't act quickly. >> he says it is dead on arrival if proposed. let's make sure it is not proposed. >> abc7 news. >>> san francisco police reveal the same man may have uhing tayed t
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Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
u.s. and iran are back at the negotiating table. and tonight, right here, you'll hear from the iranian people we spoke with today, many of whom say they're the ones caught in the middle. allowed rare access to the streets here, today, we went in search of one of the biggest pharmacies in central tehran, having heard life-saving medicine is now running out. >> hello. >> reporter: this doctor runs the pharmacy. >> right now, we have shortage almost of every category of medicine. >> reporter: and he points straight to those tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course on their nuclear program, now affecting everyone. even patients buying medicine. all of it, he says, because money in and out of iran is nearly frozen. but because of that money flow, it has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes, because, you are a manufacturer of a drug, you want your money. when i can't pay you, how can you send the medicine to me? >> reporter: and that's all because of the sanctions? >> that's right. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free rein in iran. but we
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
is at the u.s. postal service. >> microsoft gives a sneak peek at pricey new tab blet. tonight, tablet wars. will the surface pro rise to the top? >>> it looks like a 150-year-old tradition is coming to an end. u.s. postal service announced it will no longer deliver first class mail on saturdays. >> did you know until 1958 the postal service delivered pail twice per day. now, saturday delivery could come to an end. a severe money crunch threat dwrond do what neither rain nor sleet is ever supposed to. stopping you from getting mail saturday. >> what i need delivered on saturday, i need it since 2006 wreef noticed a decline in first class mail. more people are transitioning to online. and that has been reflected in the bottom line. >> the postal service says it lost nearly $16 billion last year aknown. much to health care payments for future retirees. usps has made other moves over the years. officials have conkol sol dated 200 senters nationwide including one input peta luma. eliminating routes reduced hours at 9,000 post offices and trimmed work force by 193,000 employees. end
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Feb 1, 2013 1:05am PST
. >> you took forever. >> second of all. >> u.s. soldier know who you are talking to. >> are you getting in my face you step forward to me i didn't step forward to you. >>reporter: at this point what would you do? a try to diffuse the situation. perhaps explain why it took 45 minutes to arrive.. b direct the victim to step back. have a seat on the curb and assure him you are there to help or c smack him in the head. >> i know who i'm talking to and you are down do you understand that? so you are talking to a united states marine. do you understand that? >> i'm a u.s. soldier. >> you are talking to a marine so i suggest you never step the up an8&é in my face again when i'm talking to you do you understand me. >>reporter: i tracked down the victim on the video blake roychbility seeing this now brings back the anger frustration that i felt that day when the people that were there that were supposed to come to help me were there to attack me. >> hi never seen the video before. brought back a flood of emotion. >> let's start over. >> the action stops. he 2 officers the 2 officers prd
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Feb 13, 2013 1:05am PST
bringing 34,000 troops home from afghanistan. and by the end of next year the u.s. war in afghanistan will be over. carolyn? >> mark matthews reporting for us. >>> the first lady's guest list shows how much of a focus jobs are in the president's second term. apple's ceo tim cook was among a group of tech innovators and entrepreneurs. cook has committed to bringing mac computer manufacturing back to the u.s. this year. the republicans had their own guests in the crowd. ted nugent, a representative from texas invited the rock star who is a staunch gun. advocate. not to be outdone, nancy pelosi invited singer tony bennett who last weekrock on chris rock on capitol hill to push for gun control. >>> the state of the unidress cf social media buzz, as you can imagine. 42 most tweeted minutes into the address when he spoke about opportunity for the middle class and minimum wage. twitter reports that members of congress sent 637 tweets. overall a total of 1.36 million tweets about the address and response sent while they were happening compared to 787,000 tweets last year. "nightli
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Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
that s.e.a.l., chris kyle, took out more u.s. enemies than anyone else ever did as a sniper. he often said he preferred to think about the lives he saved by doing it. after four tours in iraq, he returned home to help american troops recover from the invisible wound of war. tonight this young man, eddie routh, is accused of killing him. abc's ryan owens is in texas and he leads us off tonight. >> reporter: former navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle was such a good shot he once hit a target more than a mile away, but police say it was a bullet fired at point blank range that ended the life of the husband and father of two. >> i'm a better husband and father than i was a killer. >> reporter: the 38-year-old died at a place he should have felt comfortable, this gun range southwest of dallas. and detectives say he died at the hands of a young man he was trying to counsel. >> the suspect's mother, she may have reached out to mr. kyle to try and help her son, and we kind of have an idea that maybe that's why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: officers arrested t
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, a half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. and as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. and as you point out, in a very rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the ever-tightening economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, me
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
lethal sniper in u.s. military history was gunned down in texas. he was the man dubbed as america's deadliest sniper. a member of navy team s.e.a.l. 3 shooting targets the length of 21 football fields away. chris kyle, who served four combat deployments and earned seven medals of bravery, shot saturday at the place he should have felt most at home, a texas gun range along with his neighbor. >> tap, racked, bang. >> reporter: audiences know kyle from the reality show "stars and stripes" and from his "new york times" best-selling book, "american sniper," reportedly shot down more iraqi insurgents than anyone else. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents you were fighting, they put a $20,000 bounty on your head. is that right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: kyle volunteer the time to help vets cope with ptsd and reintroducing them to firearms. on guns.com, he explained the difficulty of returning for more. >> you don't have an identity, you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: now we're learning he may have been killed by a man he was trying to help. authorities have
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Feb 24, 2013 4:00am PST
nominee of "les miserables." . gets it. no actor playing an u.s. president has won an academy award. if daniel day lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams emanate to where you are. >> abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> slightly windy. let's start in worcester, massachusetts, they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches. some snow in portland, maine. boston, just a little bit. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. until 3:00 p.m., los angeles has a wind warning, advisories out around the region. something to note if you plan on watching, some of the hair blowing around and some of the dresses, too. morning, 50s. afternoon high, 71. >>> we'll take a look at some of the record heat that happened in florida. coming up in the next half-hour. >> ginger, thank you. >>> many pet owners could probably relate to this next story. there's an obesity epidemic among an
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
that burger off the dollar menu. >> the u.s. now makes the largest wine market in the year, 13 percent of all wine worldwide is consumed right here in the united states according to new data released this week by the unified wine and grape symposium, production increased 2 percent alone last year to meet the demand. wine consumption is also decreasing in france and italy, now foreign producers are aiming for the american market. >> also new, toyota is again at the top when it comes to who is thought to be the best at everything from quality to safety. consumer reports released results of the brand perception survey and toyota ranked number after climbing back from p.r. issues on the tsunami and technical issues. ford, honda, shift, per ships -- mercedes round out the top considering quality, safety, value, design and technology. >> would pays the higher cell phone bills? iphone users or droid users? apple customers. 60 percent of iphone users pay more than $100 a month for their service, only 50 percent of droid users say they pay that much. blackberry and windows phone users p
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
fight to overturn proposition 8 is getting new support. major u.s. companies are expected to sign a legal brief arguing that the ban on same-sex marriage is bad for business. among the companies expected to sign the brief are cupertino's apple, menlo park facebook, san jose's cisco systems and intel. the legal brief will go to the supreme court which is set to hear arguments on whether it is constitutional next month. as we first told you yesterday, prominent republicans are also sending a similar brief to the high court, including hewlett-packard c.e.o. and former candidate for governor whether meg whitman. a video this morning after police responded to protesters at a city council meeting. in santa cruz they are reeling from the loss of two veteran police officers this morning. new video just in from the scene shows the extend of the shootout. >> live from the newsroom the man suspected in the shootings has a criminal history and dating back five years. the officers murdered leave behind families and distinguished years. >> sue hall from abc7 traffic center, metering lights are on
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Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower face. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. witness. arms rmstrong and his associates ice.ted the postal service. arm strons bro arm strons broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> that should be evidence enough there's a problem with the system. >> reporter: the i'm saying a bunch of people did to upon sor >> reporter: the postal service paid more than $30 million to upon sore armstrong's team. the case seeks triple damages lus penalties. youghly $100 million. by far, the biggest of armstrong's many all over, wil multimillion-dollar legal ong's hes. attorney says >> the question is, when this is all over, will lance armstrong e bankrupt? >> reporter: armstrong's attorney says settlement talks with the government broke down because, we disagree
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
$19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. u.s. postal service announced it will end regular service on saturdays. the cash-strapped usps wanted to eliminate saturday delivery for years. post master general believes the federal government is operating on a temporary spending measure instead of a budget that has been approve bid congress. >> this is just one part of a much larger strategy to return the postal service to long term financial stability. >> people goitsing to impact are lower income who can't afford a fed-ex. >> letter carriers will deliver priority and express mail on saturdays. mail will still go to post office boxes. posts are that are open on saturdays will stay open in august. >>l9z home depot bringing 1500 jobs to the bay area and gearing up for spring.0z6.) this is video provided by home depot. the company announced it will hire 80,000 new workers nationwide. they have about 30 stores around the bay area. some good news today for bay area outdoor enthusists. bass pro shop as announced plans to build a new store in the store is
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Feb 24, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: no actor playing an u.s. president has won an academy award. who knows? it could be a revolution. if daniel day-lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams that emanate from this place all the way where you are, bianna. >> i believe that, chris. thank you. abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. 4:00 pacific. on monday "good morning america's" oscar party with the stars. will be paxed with interviews with the winners and the losers and on stage and off. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> it's slightly windy. that's the only thing. but let's start in worcester, massachusetts, where we have more snow. they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches today. this little bit in the northeast will problem some in portland, oregon -- oregon? i'm on the wrong side of the country. maine. boston, just a little bit. that's going to pull away. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. here's that wind i
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
before this this, afternoon. u.s. marshals going to be clearing a cabin here. they cleared the scene and all vehicles left code three, lights and sirens. this is around 12:15, 12:20. as we were headed to thate w location, glass road and highway 38 were the stolen vehicled> i just got a text from my wife. they run a resort and he'd tied them in, broken in and tied them up. stole the car. >> what kind of a car? >> this it was a marine nissan. i've been asked not to say names or anything now. they're okay, as far as we know, they're fine.
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Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> do you have a great width shot from the bay area? send it to ureport. we'll feature the photo or video on our newscast or our website >>> we know that weather plays a huge role in people's lives but i had no idea that social media was so powerful until we had one big storm hit. i remember aple to confirm if they were seeing what i we were seeing. i was amazed how many people respond order facebook and twitter, our viewers are the eyes and ears of what is happening. >> it's touching to know that people that watch us do what we do make a personal connection with us. >> i love social media in the fact that it's so interactive. anybody can get on twitter and facebook. we can get pictures, what i call ground troops. show y radar can show you what is going on in the cloud
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
reports that the captain has filed a lawsuit against the u.s. department of homeland security claiming his civil rights were violated when he was not allowed to renew his license. the board found him at fault for crashing a cargo ship into a tower of the bay bridge in 2007. 53,000 gallons of thick fuel spilled into the bay. >> it has been a busy to days for specialized team in the fire department. they are trained for precise urban rescues but rarely get a chance to perform. now we are live in san jose with this story you will see only on abc7 news. the san jose fire department rescue team was behind me an hour ago rescuing a man who was trapped in a tree 30' above the river. they trained for these type of search-and-rescue operations but they rarely perform them. in the last 24 hours alone they have made two of these rescues. it took 20 men to pull this man to safety after he was clinging to a tree branch for five hours 30' over the river in san jose. he was running from people when he jumped over the bridge to safety but landed 6' down in a tree below. >> he called 9-1-1 aro
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Feb 26, 2013 12:35am PST
here. >> reporter: subic bay was home to a u.s. naval base for 50 years, providing a boon to the prostitution industry. >> it's going to feed their whole family for weeks. [ bleep ] enjoy it, man. don't get too wrapd up in your head about it. >> reporter: to see how easy it is for americans to find underaged girls we visited a neighboring town 45 minutes from subic bay. it takes less than half an hour before we are approached by this woman who offers not just young girls but virgins. how many girls do you have? and for each one it is $750. we will talk about it and maybe come back and see you. later that night we meet the woman and the girls near a busy intersection. how old are you? 15. and you? 14. you're in school. what grade are you in? second. so eighth grade. you look very nervous. don't be scared. it's okay. this is your aunt? >> yeah. >> this is your aunty. she loves you? >> yeah. very much. >> why is she asking you to do this? >> because, you know, we need money, that's why. >> they just give to the filipino man who don't have job, lazy. it's -- >> reporter: that was inc
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
image. u.s. meet logical society put this together. other thing is that gorgeous warm winter weather. the question will this continue as many of you make your long holiday weekend plans? i'll be back with the accu-weather forecast and a look at live doppler 7 hd. changes in the forecast. >> thank you so much. >> christopher dorner the former los angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage died from a single gunshot wound tolt head according to investigators. they added it appears that wound was self inflicted. dorner was holdup inside of a cabin and died5 fight with deputy autos a man was formally charged today with 10 felony charge that's include threatening life of state senator leelandy. he made a first court appearance today, also charged with possession of destructed devices. investigators comb through the santa clara home for the 4th day. neighbors intrn asked to stay inside while they go through the home in case police find more destructive device autos new information tonight in qekts near nate faital shooting of a student monday. police tell us surveillance tape rev
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
u.s. anti-doping agents or he'll lose any chance to have his lifetime ban from competitive sports reduced. >>> the baltimore ravens are still partying. tens of thousands of fans lined city streets yesterday to cheer on their team as the city shut down for its celebratory parade. the parade route ended at mmt bank stadium, packed with more fans on the field and in the bleachers. >> ain't no party like a super bowl party. >>> time, now, for a look at weather from across the country. some thunderstorms threatening the central gulf coast. also, it will be rainy in the pacific northwest. we'll have some fog and clouds that will keep temperatures cool in southern california. also, some showers in oklahoma city and kansas city. >> the temperatures in the northeast finally warm up to more seasonable readings. new york and boston will get close to 40. warmer than usual in the southeast, with atlanta in the mid-60s. 20s for fargo, minneapolis and detroit. honolulu and miami, they're in the low 80s. >>> coming up after the break, a judge you do not want to mess with. >> that's for sure. >>>
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Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
at 9:00. find out which bay area city was named the sixth most miserable u.s. city to live in. a hint, not one of the big three. then at 11:00 here, an unusual new look at the planet mercury. what the new images say about the planet closest to the sun. >>> something is in the air in san francisco's ft. mason center this weekend. could not get through that. a sweet smell aroma hovering through the pacific orchid exhibition. the largest orchid show in the united states. and we're less than 24 hours away from the cost oscars, you can have a front row seat right here. live coverage begins with 2:00 p.m. with "on the red carpet". the stars arrive at 4:00 on oscar's red carpet live, and the academy awards presentations begin at 5:30. afterwards we'll have a recap of the biggest moments and your pass to the afterparties on otrc, and followed by a jimmy kimmel special at 10:00, and then abc7 at 11:00. and don't forget the abc news don sanchez will be live on the red carpet like he was tonight. he'll be there tonight at 11:00 and tomorrow night after the oscars. >> mike: taking him out of reti
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00am PST
helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >> right now, ready to return to oz -- >> i can't even believe i'm here now. >> one last stop on the road to oscar stpwhrfment it's fabulous. thrilling.usic's >> get jazzed with music's biggest stars. >> i have never been more excited about something in my life. >> take a trip to once upon a time. go. desperately wanted to it was my biggest dream. >> we're rolling out the red carpet now. >> i'm jennifer goode wing and you're -- goodwin and you're watching "on the red carpet." >> welcome to "on the red carpet" from the fashion institute of design and merchandising, l.a. i'm rachel smith. this gallery is filled with cool and colorful costumes from this year's oscar nominated films. we will take a closer look in a bit. first, ent follows the yellow brick record all the way to the red carpet gr
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
investments in early detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >> a boxing flub oakland held an event to keep at-risk kidded off the street. the club is designed to deter young people from drugs, violence, and juvenile delinquency. >> how many times you go down in boxing but how many times you can rise up again and box. this is my way of giving back to the community, basically. >> ama: boxers came from across california to take part. the event is meant to attract young people to the sport of boxing, teaches hard work and commitment in a safe environment, at the gym. >> at&t park was filled to capacity for the giants' annual fan fest, more than 42,500 people showed up. the world sheers champions met with fans signed autographs. there was also a chance to go behind the scenes to operations like the giants club
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
can raise the risk of dieing from cancer. use accounts for 3.5 percent of all u.s. cancer deaths. a majority of those who died of alcohol-related cancer consumed at least three drink as bay but throws who consumed one or more were at higher risk. >> we will have to do some more research. >> are you volunteering? >> i think so, yes. >> we will do research on the weekend weather. mike? >> we will end up, maybe, like winter. finally. this happens every february we get a streak where we get warm weather, record highs and winter comes back and then everyone is, like, oh, man. next week, ski week, we will have snow then. now, what is going on, not much snow if you are headed up there today and this weekend but on tuesday it means snow. to the twin peaks you can see it looks beautiful, a lot of sunshine around san francisco, and how about anywhere else? san jose, look at that, a lot of sunshine, also, temperatures running from two to nine degrees warmer than this time yesterday. now, a look with live doppler 7 hd, tracking the dry air and the clouds are well-off the coast right now and tha
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